Moises Caicedo Biography, Girlfriend, Nationality, Position, Playing Style and More

Moises Caicedo is a professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Chelsea football club and the Ecuador national team.

Full NameMoises Isaac Caicedo Corozo
Date of Birth2 November 2001
Place of BirthSanto Domingo, Ecuador
PositionDefensive Midfielder
Youth Team (s)Mujer Trabajadora, Colorados Jaipadida, Independiente
Current TeamChelsea
Stronger FootRight
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Moises Caicedo Brighton
Moises Caicedo of Brighton & Hove Albion looks on during the Premier League match between Brighton. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Club Career

Mujer Trabajadora

He started his football career at the Mujer Trabajadora soccer school between the ages of 5 and 12. He join the soccer school in 2007 with the help of coach Ivan Guerra and stayed until 2014.

Caicedo started out Initially as a forward before he later developed into a midfielder.

Colorados Jaipadida

He later joined the local side Colorados Jaipadida in 2015 at the age of 13.

Jaipadida was an affiliate of the professional club ESPOLI. Caicedo was later invited to train with ESPOLI after his impressive performance at Jaipadida.

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Independiente del Valle

He started his junior career at Ecuadorian Serie A side Independiente del Valle in 2016 and went on to captain the youth team to the Copa Mitad del Mundo title tournament in Spain.

Caicedo made his debut for the Independiente del Valle first team in 2019 and played there until 2021.

 Brighton & Hove Albion

Caicedo joined premier league side Brighton & Hove Albion on a four and a half year deal on 1 February 2021.

Beerschot (loan)

He went on a season-long loan to Beerschot in August 2021 and was recalled back to Brighton on 12 January 2022, due to shortages of central midfielders.


Caicedo was signed on an eight-year contract by Chelsea on 14 August 2023. The fee was officially undisclosed, but it was later reported to be worth £100 million, plus £15 million in performance related add-ons.

Moises Caicedo Chelsea

International Career

Caicedo plays for the Ecuador national team. He made his debut for the team in a 1–0 loss to Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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He later went on to score the opening goal in a 4–2 home win over Uruguay at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado.

Caicedo was named in Ecuador’s 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and also scored an equalizer for the team during their match against Senegal.


Moises Caicedo shares a heartwarming story of romance with his girlfriend, Paola Salazar. The two began dating during their teenage years, and this has since grown into a strong bond that has lasted for over five years.

Moises Caicedo girlfriend

Caicedo met Paola while he was still playing for Independiente in Ecuador.

Paola Salazar works as a model and was crowned the queen of the Carnival of the Americas in the province of Los Rios.

Playing Style

Caicedo’s playing style is marked by his exceptional vision, technical skills, and tactical awareness. As a defensive midfielder, he excels in intercepting opponents’ plays and initiating attacks from deep positions.

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His ability to read the game and distribute the ball effectively adds a dynamic dimension to his team’s gameplay.

Our Verdict

Moises Caicedo possesses a huge wealth of talent and his full potential will be revealed during his stay at Chelsea. The youngster has the potential to seal his name as one of the best midfielders at the club.

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